Democracy Now! television program for Friday, November 7, 2014 Headlines for November 07, 2014 New GOP Majority Backs Amnesty for Corporate Tax Dodgers, But Not Undocumented Immigrant Workers Matt Taibbi and Bank Whistleblower on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy, Avoid Prosecution Topic: Democracy Now Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for March 26, 2008 * A Century in Iraq, Replacing UN with "League of Democracies," Rogue State Rollback? A Look at John McCain's Foreign Policy Vision * "The Man Who Pushed America to War" - Aram Roston on "The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi" * Homeowners Plan Demonstration at NYC Offices of Bear Stearns, JPMorgan Chase to Protest Government Bailout Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for January 31, 2008 * At Senate Hearing, Attorney General Michael Mukasey Refuses to Say if Waterboarding is Torture, Illegal * Edwards's Campaign Manager Bonior Explains Sudden Departure from Presidential Race * Ralph Nader Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee to Mull '08 Run Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for January 15, 2008 * Bush Visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. Plans Sale of 900 Missiles to Kingdom * EXCLUSIVE...Brother of Jailed Cameraman Sami Al-Haj Says Continued Gitmo Imprisonment Part of U.S. "Political Operation Against Al Jazeera" * Race, Politics, Dr. King and the Primaries in South Carolina Source: Television broadcast
This talk is a journey in the wonderful world of metaprogramming. We start off with the meaning of metaprogramming and what it can be used for. Then we look at what can be done in Python, introducing function and class decorators. When decorators are not enough anymore we move to the black magic of metaclasses, showing how we can implemement a simple Django-like model with them. In the bonus track we'll talk about macros, as the ultimate metaprogramming weapon, showing briefly how Lisp macros...
Concurrent programming in Python may be hard. A lot of solutions exists though. Most of them are based on an eventloop. This talk will present what I discovered and tested along the time with code examples, from asyncore to asyncio, passing by gevent, eventlet, twisted and some new alternatives like evergreen or gruvi. It will also present my little experiment in porting the Go concurrency model in Python named [offset](http://github.com/benoitc/offset), how it progressed in 1 year and how it...
This talks will assume some basic familiarity with the py.test testing framework and explore only the fixture mechanism. It will build up more complex examples which will lead up to touching on other plugin features of py.test. It is expected people will be familiar with python features like functions as first-class objects, closures etc.
It has been claimed "Callbacks are the new GOTO". Most asynchronous IO libraries use callbacks extensively. gevent (http://www.gevent.org) uses coroutines to provide highly scalable asynchronous I/O with a synchronous programming model that doesn't need code changes and callbacks. By elegantly monkey patching the Python standard library, both your code and all pure Python libraries become asynchronous too, making a separate collection of protocol implementations (in the style of...
* Headlines for April 17, 2009 * Additional Murder Charges Expected in Killing of Oakland Journalist Chauncey Bailey * "Little Guantanamo" - Secretive "CMU" Prisons Designed to Restrict Communication of Jailed Muslims and Activists with Outside World * Obama Releases Bush-Era Memos Authorizing Torture Techniques, Rules Out Prosecuting CIA Interrogators who Carried Them Out Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for March 30, 2009 * Inequality is Unhealthy: Dr. Stephen Bezruchka on How Economic Inequality is Dangerous to our Health * Citing Failed War on Drugs, Former Seattle Police Chief Calls for Legalization of Marijuana and All Drugs * "I Made Major Mistakes" - Ex-Seattle Police Chief Admits Response to 1999 WTO Protests Was Too Heavy-Handed * A 21st Century Hooverville: Seattle's Homeless Population Builds "Nickelsville," a Tent City Named After the City's Mayor *... Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now! radio program for Monday, March 30, 2009 Headlines for March 30, 2009 A 21st Century Hooverville: Seattle’s Homeless Population Builds “Nickelsville,” a Tent City Named After the City’s Mayor Sustainable Seattle: City Launches New Compost Pickup Program as Part of Zero Waste Strategy Citing Failed War on Drugs, Former Seattle Police Chief Calls for Legalization of Marijuana and All Drugs “I Made Major Mistakes”–Ex-Seattle Police Chief Admits Response to 1999 WTO... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for February 25, 2009 * "We Will Rebuild": In National Address, Obama Offers Ambitious Pledge on Economic Recovery, Healthcare Reform * Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Obama Has Confused Saving the Banks with Saving the Bankers * Fmr. Irish President Mary Robinson Heads Panel Faulting "War on Terror" for Eroding Human Rights Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for February 20, 2009 * Obama Admin Faces Decision on Indefinite Detention with Imprisonment of US Resident Ali al-Marri * Despite Gitmo Closure and Torture Ban, Obama Admin Converges with Several Bush Policies in So-Called "War on Terror" * US Military Suicides at Record High; Report Finds Most Deaths at Single Colorado Base Were Preventable * Hundreds Protest NY Post Cartoon Seen as Racist Depiction of Obama Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now! radio program for Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Headlines for January 13, 2009 “An Unconscionable Legacy”–Veteran White House Correspondent Helen Thomas on the Bush Presidency Pro-Israel Supporters Praise Gaza Assault as Justified Despite Mounting Civilian Death Toll “Catastrophically Misguided and Incomprehensible Policy”–Renowned Jewish Playwright Tony Kushner Speaks Out Against Israel’s Assault on Gaza Gaza Suffers Most Intense Bombardment of 18-Day Israeli Assault Topic: Democracy Now Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for December 18, 2008 * Obama Picks Pro-Ethanol, Agribusiness Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to Head Agricultural Dept. * Shunning Environmental Groups, Obama Taps Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar for Interior Dept. * Obama's Choice for Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, Seen as Compromise Between Divided Strands Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for November 20, 2008 * Vatican Threatens to Excommunicate Catholic Priest for Supporting Ordination of Women into Priesthood * Agents of Change or Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons? A Discussion about Barack Obama's Advisers and Transition Team * Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales Indicted in Private Prison Case in Texas Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now! radio program for Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Headlines for November 18, 2008 An Hour with Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Neoliberalism Is No Solution for Humankind” Topic: Democracy Now Source: Television broadcast
* Headlines for October 24, 2008 * McCain Campaign Calls Obama a "Socialist" -- But Why is That a Smear? * Following Widespread Complaints, New Lawsuit Seeks Paper Balloting in Pennsylvania * Lawyers Planning Last-Minute Challenges as Time Running Out for Troy Anthony Davis Source: Television broadcast